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Tell me about the Colt Cobra

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ANATION, May 2, 2020.

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  1. ANATION

    ANATION Member

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    Thinking about picking up a new Colt Cobra 38 Special. Can someone tells me how it shoots? Is it accurate off a bench to 25 yards? What's the quality? Thanks.
     
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    SEVERAL threads in the past six months or so on the new Cobra. Mostly praise. (Myself included). Yes, it's accurate. Yes, it's top-notch quality. Yes, the triggers are superb. I've got two, can't speak to the "Night Cobra" and I am gonna pick up one of the bright stainless, but I think they're just awesome .38s (with a six-shot capacity and only slightly larger than the comparable S&W J-frame 5-shooter). But again, the triggers -- just excellent, both in DA and SA.

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  3. CajunBass

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    About all I can say is to echo the above. I've never been a fan of the small J-frame size, 5 shot revolvers, but the new Cobra is a different animal totally. Six shots, with a grip big enough for me to actually get a good hold on. The fiber optic front sight just jumps out at me. Bigger than a "J" but not so big and heavy as a "K" frame. It's the "Goldilocks" of carry revolvers to me. As as stated above, the trigger in both modes is VERY nice.

    With it's bigger brother, the Python.

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    Yes to all of the above!! Superb small revolver. I have two and a new king cobra. All excellent!
     
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    Do yourself a favor and go find one and fondle it. You’ll see what the hub-bub’s all about. Shoots like a Cadillac rolls down the street!
     
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    All I can tell you is that I bought one yesterday and can't find any darn ammo for it! One more place to check today. Feels great in my hand, trigger feels great and for $550 through a private sale I can't complain. Ordered a pocket holster from Mika holsters yesterday. 15884359119512016781244247392189.jpg
     
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    I haven’t fondled a “new” one yet, as I have a couple of older Colt snubs. But with a 20% capacity increase over a J frame, what’s not to like???

    In today’s market, if your going to carry a snub-nose revolver, I don’t see how the “newer” Colts are a mistake, purists be damned.
     
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    Honestly when all the smokes settled and debates are over the cobras are about the perfect handgun for personal defense in my opinion. The king cobra is the top dog (rather.. snake) in my collection. If I wasn’t so in love with my CA undercover id carry a night cobra everyday.
     
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    I have a New Cobra. Added Pachmayr Compac grips and carry it in my front pocket. Love it, especially the trigger. Sweet out of the box.
     
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    Seems like a good gun. Colt should of had this on the market by 2005 to get a piece of the expanding CCW market. Instead, S&W, Ruger and Taurus sold millions of compact revolvers while Colt watched.
     
  11. shoebox1.1

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    You always want what you can’t have...!
     
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    What type of accuracy are you guys getting? Asides from personal defense accuracy, is it acceptable for plinking out to 25 yards?
     
  13. shoebox1.1

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    Fist size groups at 10 yrds with 3 inch king cobra w 38 specials I’ll stretch out wends when I go back
     

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